Bangor, ME has four laboratory schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Maine, the highest ranked school in this group with a laboratory program, has a total student population of 11,894. It is the 244th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Laboratory students from Bangor schools who go on to become laboratory analysts, laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory researchers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 26,130 people working as computer and information scientists, research alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $105,370. Also, Biological scientists make on average $69,430 per year and there are about 29,630 of them employed in the US today.
Bangor lies in Penobscot county, which is one of the 9 counties in Maine. Overall, the Bangor area has 61,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.1% unemployment rate, $17.90/hr average worker wage, and a $37,230 average annual salary.
Of the 4 laboratory schools with a 100-mile radius of Bangor, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Maine comes out as the most expensive ($14,307/yr) for laboratory students, with Central Maine Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,748/yr.